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Drug Wholesaler Seeks $15 Million, Saying Kickback Charges Stunted Sales 02/02/2018
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 1638 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 96 min read
A California wholesale pharmaceutical supplier has filed a civil racketeering complaint seeking $15 million in damages, saying its sales slumped after a former president and pharmacist was indicted on charges of paying kickbacks to providers who prescribed some of the company’s product...Read More
Dept. Revising Rule to Note Negotiable Deductible Amounts 02/02/2018
State: OK | Segment: SOUTH | 230 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 11 min read
A rule amendment proposed by the Oklahoma Insurance Department would allow employers to negotiate with carriers for unique deductible amounts rather than accept the various amounts set out in state statute. The department has proposed an amendment to Appendix B of Oklahoma Administra...Read More

Division Proposes Rules to Ease Reporting Requirements 01/29/2018
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 296 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 36 min read
Rule amendments proposed by the Texas Division of Workers’ Compensation would simplify reporting requirements, including for employers who terminate insurance coverage and enter into coverage agreements with contractors or subcontractors.  ...Read More

Deficiencies in WCJ's Ruling Prevent Review of Widow's Appeal 01/29/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: LA | Segment: SOUTH | 188 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 2 min read
A Louisiana appellate court dismissed a widow’s challenge to the denial of her claim for benefits, saying the trial judge had not issued a valid ruling because she never specified what relief was being granted to the alleged employer. ...Read More

DWC Announces 11 Additional Provider Suspensions 01/26/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 1372 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 87 min read
The California Division of Workers’ Compensation Suspended 11 more providers who have been convicted of fraud or lost their license to practice medicine, bring to 177 the number of those kicked out of the state’s workers’ compensation system since January 2017. ...Read More

Democrats Vow 'War' Against Formulary Bill 01/25/2018
State: PA | Segment: Top | 385 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 88 min read
A Republican-backed Senate formulary bill that cleared its first House hurdle Tuesday still faces potential opposition from a Democratic governor and a lack of votes to override his veto in either chamber. ...Read More

Drug Formulary Committee Meeting in Helena 01/25/2018
State: MT | Segment: WEST | 189 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 81 min read
An ad hoc committee of the Montana Employment Relations Division will review research on first fill policies, prior authorization requirements and dispute resolution procedures for a workers’ compensation prescription drug formulary during a meeting today in Helena. ...Read More

Doctor Suspended After Conviction for Filing False Tax Return 01/23/2018
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 333 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 17 min read
East Northport plastic surgeon Dr. Augusto DaSilva has been temporarily suspended from treating injured workers as of Jan. 18 after his conviction in New Jersey for filing a false federal tax return. ...Read More

Dozen Bills Introduced, Including Five With Firefighter Cancer Presumptions 01/22/2018
State: MO | Segment: Top | 280 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 68 min read
The Missouri governor’s sex scandal could derail proposed legislation he endorsed to create a cancer presumption for firefighters, a claimants’ attorney said Friday. ...Read More

DWC Proposed Rule Would Slash Rehab Fees, Mandate Preauthorization 01/22/2018
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 425 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 52 min read
The Texas Division of Workers’ Compensation on Friday released proposed rules that will strip accredited rehabilitation facilities from preauthorization by employers and insurers, and reduce fees for services. ...Read More
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